Archiv: Latin America

05.02.2019 - 13:50 [ ]

US senators urge Evo not to be re-elected

“Bolivia is heading in a very dangerous direction, aligning itself with illegitimate and illegal regimes, including that of (Nicolás) Maduro in Venezuela. It is important that all parties respect the Constitution of Bolivia, which includes limits on mandates,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The resolution, led by Democratic lawmaker Bob Menéndez, calls on Latin American democracies, including Bolivia, to respect “the peaceful regular transfers of power through elections.”

05.02.2019 - 13:39 [ telesur ]

Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup

The United States and its right-wing allies in Latin America have come out in support of a parliamentary right-wing coup against the Venezuelan government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro after they supported a decision by opposition lawmaker, named Juan Guaido, to declare himself an “interim president” of Venezuela on Jan. 23 in violation of the country’s constitution.

Washington, Canada and members of the so-called Lima Group, which include Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, and others were quick to recognize Guaido as “interim president” with the government of Donald Trump and his advisors urging the country’s military to step in and rebel against Maduro. The military has repeatedly stated its full support for the Maduro government and rejected such calls as interventionist and a breach of the sovereignty of Venezuela.

01.01.2019 - 12:01 [ teleSUR ]

Mike Pompeo Starts Imperialist Latin American Tour

United States (U.S.) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Brazil for the induction ceremony of incoming, far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, then he will head to Colombia, and is looking to strengthen the „relations, in regional affairs, and around the globe.“ This trip aims mainly to strengthen the U.S. influence over what they think to be their „backyard,“ – the Latin American region.

28.11.2018 - 18:13 [ teleSUR ]

Argentina: G20, Counter Summit and Protests Come to a Head

The counter summit against the G20 has already begun and is organized around creating a “common agenda for Latin America.” Cecilia Nahon, former Argentine ambassador to the United States has said, “Today there is no Latin American agenda in the G20. There is no common agenda for Argentina, Brazil, or Mexico.”

27.11.2018 - 02:08 [ WPLG Local10 ]

Defense Secretary James Mattis presides over Southcom change of command

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the U.S. military brings stability to most of Latin America through its operations at the South Florida-based Southern Command headquarters.

Mattis spoke Monday at a ceremony appointing Navy Adm. Craig Faller as new leader of the command that oversees U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is also responsible for security of the Panama Canal and the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

17.04.2018 - 21:07 [ teleSUR ]

International Day of Campesino Struggle Marked in Latin America

Every year, on April 17, social movements and Campesinos commemorate the International Day of Campesino Struggle to honor the 19 campesinos of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement murdered by Brazilian military in the northern state of Para on April 17, 1996 during a protest to demand their right to land.

15.04.2018 - 03:59 [ teleSUR ]

Latin America Leaders Condemn US-led Attack on Syria

Several Latin American governments, including those in Cuba and Venezuela, as well as regional leaders and presidents condemned Saturday the attacks by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom on Syria, using as a pretext the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma by President Bashar Assad’s forces without proper investigations being done.